Joe Biden chooses Kamala Harris as VP Running Mate for elections in 2020

Joe Biden on Tuesday chose Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, betting that her ties to the African-American community and self-branding as a “progressive prosecutor” would help send him to the White House.

Harris, 55, who ran against Biden in the Democratic presidential race, becomes the first Black woman and first Asian-American on a presidential card for a major party. Known as an aggressive campaigner, the California junior senator has won three elections in the most populous U.S. state winning elections. She built her early career as a San Francisco District Attorney and later California Attorney General.

“I have the great honor to announce that I have chosen @KamalaHarris – a fearless fighter for the little boy, and one of the most beautiful officials in the country – as my running mate,” Biden tweeted.

Harris tweeted her own reaction, duty to help Biden defeat President Donald Trump.

“@JoeBiden can unite the American people because he has fought for his life for us. And as president, he will build an America that lives up to our ideals. I am honored to marry him as our party’s Vice Presidential nominee, and to do whatever it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief, ”she said.

The Democratic nominee announced the selection six days ahead of the party’s convention, which begins Aug. 17.

The two candidates will appear together on Wednesday and at events in Delaware next week. Harris will take place against Vice President Mike Pence in a debate on October 7, scheduled to attend the University of Utah.

Biden made his decision based on his own eight years as Vice President of Barack Obama. He often said he hoped to choose a running mate with whom he would be compatible and share values, even if they came from a very different background than his.

Harris knew Biden’s son Beau when he was Attorney General of Delaware and Harris held the same job in California. Biden was also impressed by her work on the Senate Justice Committee, the campaign said.

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